Do your players struggle to keep possession of the ball? Do they waste too much time trying to decide who to pass to? Even worse, do they then lose the ball in a dangerous position? A key feature of all the best teams is that their players instinctively know who to pass to as soon as they receive the ball. Now you can discover how to train your players to develop this instinct in this special video series.
Presented by West Ham’s Assistant Academy Director, Paul Heffer, Circle Drills to Improve Speed of Play provides a complete coaching session on improving passing and possession. It features a series of circular drills which increase in intensity to develop the key skills your players need to make quicker decisions on the ball, to automatically know who to move the ball onto and to become a smoother passing team.
Through harnessing the drills in Circle Drills to Improve Speed of Play in your own coaching sessions, you will be able to improve your players’ confidence, vision and passing technique so they keep the ball and pass it with greater pace and penetration.
“Better awareness and faster decision making translates into more goal scoring opportunities”
Being able to pass quickly and keep possession isn’t just a matter of technique. It also requires vision, awareness and decision making. The world’s elite sides will spend countless hours on the training pitch developing the smooth, accurate passing we see on match day. Now you can discover how to develop a passing team to replicate the tight passing of elite sides, like Real Madrid, Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund, through practicing the drills outlined in this video series.
Circle Drills to Improve Speed of Play provides you with valuable insights into the key principles of effective passing. This includes harnessing your periphery vision, situational awareness and being able to check your shoulder to find space. So along with drills that will improve your players’ passing ability, you also gain coaching points on how to take your training sessions to the next level.
Kicking the ball up the pitch and hoping to keep possession is a tactic that stopped being effective (or attractive) decades ago. Now all the best sides know that the best tactic is to keep the ball on the ground and maintain possession with smooth passing moves. So if you want to adopt the same modern approach and develop an effective passing team. Circle Drills to Improve Speed of Play shows you how.
“Discover how to develop the skills of your players with insights from the Assistant Academy Director of an EPL Club”
Paul Heffer has a long history with West Ham United, first joining as a junior player. In 1967 he made his professional debut against Nottingham Forest. Unfortunately, injury brought a premature end to his playing career after just fifteen appearances for the Hammers. However, Heffer’s passion for the game wasn’t diminished and he immediately threw himself into coaching. Over the course of the next four decades Heffer progressed to coach at various levels at the club and was eventually appointed Assistant Academy Director. Heffer is now responsible for overseeing the developing of West Ham’s youth players into elite professionals, trained and drilled to play in one of the most competitive and demanding leagues in the world.
What’s covered in Circle Drills to Improve Speed of Play
Circle Drills to Improve Speed of Play features a complete coaching session led by Paul Heffer, West Ham United’s Assistant Academy Director. In the video series Heffer demonstrates how to run a series of drills that will develop all the skills your players need to become smooth, confident passers of the ball.
Heffer begins by splitting players into two teams, with three players from each put in the middle of the pitch. The rest of the team then forms a circle around them. An overload training session then starts with both sides trying to keep possession through passing the ball between themselves and with the other players on their team in the outer circle.
This initial stage is designed to get players feeling comfortable on the ball and developing the vision on where to pass to. Heffer discusses the importance of developing your periphery vision, always thinking where to pass to and identifying the ‘safe side pass’ to a player’s side away from the defender.
Paul Heffer with West Ham United Academy Director, Tony Carr
The intensity is then increased with players set the challenge of completing six passes to score a point. Passes to the outside aren’t counted, putting extra pressure on the players to pass close and tight within the circle. This imitates the ‘tiki-taka’ passing style of Barcelona and other elite sides that prefer short, accurate passes to long balls over the top.
The intensity is raised further with players swapping with those on the outer circle whenever they make an outside pass. The number of passes that need to be completed to score a point is also raised to 10.
Throughout the session, Heffer highlights all the key principles of playing with vision and awareness in order to be a more effective passing side. This includes the need to check their shoulder, to turn into space and to always be moving and thinking about where to play the next pass before you receive the ball.
What you will gain from Circle Drills to Improve Speed of Play
Quick decision making is vital for smooth, accurate passing. Otherwise players can become frozen when they receive the ball, leaving them vulnerable to be pressed, tackled and possession lost. Circle Drills to Improve Speed of Play provides a blueprint for developing the awareness and vision your players need to make quicker decisions and more accurate passes.
From watching Circle Drills to Improve Speed of Play you will gain:
Whether you coach elite sides or recreational teams, players at every level can benefit from circle drills that will improve their passing and speed of play. Being able to pass accurately and quickly is a core component of the game and a key attribute of the best teams in every league around the world. So if you want to turn players that look lost on the ball into those with confidence and a commanding presence able to find killer passes into the opposition’s final third, Circle Drills to Improve Speed of Play shows you how.
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“If your players look clueless and lost on the ball, you need drills focused on improving their vision and decision making. This video series shows you how”
Every coach dreams of developing a side with the quick, accurate passing style of teams like Barcelona, Arsenal or Bayern Munich. Along with being spectacular to watch, teams that can keep possession and move the ball up the pitch will always defeat those that rely on booting the ball over the top and hoping for the best. If your players lack the quick decision making and vision they need to be strong passers of the ball, this video series shows you how to develop these skills.
Circle Drills to Improve Speed of Play provides the blueprint you need to coach your players in all the skills they need to pass quicker and more accurately. Through harnessing the drills in your own training sessions, you will be able to develop a team that’s more confident on the ball, is able to keep possession and move the ball swiftly into the final third and through onto goal.
Presented by a coach that works with players at an elite EPL side, Circle Drills to Improve Speed of Play can convert any long ball side into a well drilled, smooth passing machine with players that know where to play the ball before they’ve even received it.
P.S. Circle Drills to Improve Speed of Play is a video series that demonstrates how to improve the vision and decision making of players so they can pass the ball quicker and more accurately. Led by West Ham United’s Assistant Academy Director, it provides a complete coaching session you can use to improve your players’ confidence on the ball and to dominate possession all over the pitch.
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